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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-20-2012, 01:11 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,696
Posted By colinsonic
So Cal . . .

I moved here in 1993, just in time for the Northridge EQ, and have lived in the Valley, near the beach in Venice, one block off the Miracle Mile and now just over the hill from Silverlake. If you...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-21-2012, 08:47 PM
Replies: 7,362
Views: 531,187
Posted By colinsonic
Not sure what kind of trails you will be riding...

Not sure what kind of trails you will be riding (so I may or may not be riding with you), but I will be out there bright and early.
Looking forward to meeting you.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-11-2012, 10:28 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 46,233
Posted By colinsonic
Carpentry and Misc

Hello,

I am a contractor / architect working on 30,000 sq ft of office space in Hollywood. I am looking to bring on a few guys with some skills in light commercial construction. We are doing a...
Forum: Face plant 12-07-2011, 11:43 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,314
Posted By colinsonic
Thanks for all the support. I am sorry to...

Thanks for all the support.

I am sorry to hear that getting hit then left behind is way more common than I would have guessed. :cry
Forum: Face plant 12-02-2011, 11:30 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,314
Posted By colinsonic
I realize now I left out an important part, the...

I realize now I left out an important part, the endo was caused by me hitting the truck and getting sent up and over.
I am pretty sure it was the guy who cut me off who is at fault, especially...
Forum: Face plant 12-02-2011, 08:49 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,314
Posted By colinsonic
The bike has some scratches and a new shorter...

The bike has some scratches and a new shorter front brake lever. Some how both mirrors got knocked into crazy places. Needs a new throttle grip. But everything seems to be working fine, if anything...
Forum: Face plant 12-02-2011, 07:27 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,314
Posted By colinsonic
Pissed Cut-off then abandoned

I will leave out the particulars for legal reasons (for the record I was not riding aggressively or doing anything to piss anyone off) but the end result is me getting cut off, nice endo over the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-18-2011, 06:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,070
Posted By colinsonic
Scooter!

I have two daughters, 3 and 5, who love to sit on the bike and have me take them 15' down the driveway. I am hoping that when they get a bit older they will want to ride, at which point I would send...
Forum: Racing 09-22-2011, 08:22 PM
Replies: 5,265
Views: 700,645
Posted By colinsonic
I should have prefaced my question by saying that...

I should have prefaced my question by saying that the nav tower looks amazing. As does the rest of the build on the bike.
I work in construction and love well made things, and this definitely...
Forum: Racing 09-21-2011, 08:18 PM
Replies: 5,265
Views: 700,645
Posted By colinsonic
Clamps

This may be a silly question, but is there any concern that the clamp will work loose from the vibrations and abuse it will take?
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2010, 04:10 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,933
Posted By colinsonic
No Doo Needed doin

I am the aforementioned "other rider" that was involved in the wrench fest.

I will start with where things stand - My bike, now needs a new woodruff key, but other than looks great and will go as...
Forum: Face plant 05-25-2010, 02:21 PM
Replies: 1,120
Views: 210,739
Posted By colinsonic
I am glad to hear that you are okay. Good...

I am glad to hear that you are okay.

Good thing the mower driver didn't try to get you under the blades to hide the "evidence". :evil

I can see it now, the cop sets up a barrier while they...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2010, 09:40 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,933
Posted By colinsonic
Kool Aid

Sorry for the temp thread hi-jack.
I always thought that drinking the kool aid was a reference to the kool aid acid test, Ken and the Merry Pranksters. The Jones reference is a bit more of a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-18-2010, 01:35 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 10,316
Posted By colinsonic
Beer!

It would be great to meet you guys and I am pretty much always up for a beer.
:1drink

Wednesday or Thursday works for me.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-17-2010, 03:52 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 10,316
Posted By colinsonic
I know that we have not met, but I have followed...

I know that we have not met, but I have followed your exploits and what you can do on that KLR is pretty impressive. I am sorry to hear about what happened and glad to see that you are on the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2010, 10:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,107
Posted By colinsonic
First Bike

I would say that the first thing to do is take the riding class before buying anything, see how it goes. I just did the MSF dirtbike class and it was blast, you learn all the basics of riding and...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2010, 08:31 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,933
Posted By colinsonic
Doin the Doo . . .

Hello,
I have been on the fence about doing this fix, I live pretty close to Pasadena and I ride an 08 KLR. If you want to get together and have crack a this thing I would be up for it.
Two...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-04-2010, 06:43 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 22,377
Posted By colinsonic
BRC Bummer - for that lady

When my wife and I took the BRC the instructors made it very clear that we needed to be there because we wanted to be, not for for anyone else.
We took the class in the summer in the San Fernando...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2010, 06:46 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,017
Posted By colinsonic
hmmmm. . .

That is some funny stuff. Bringing adventure riding to a whole new level.:rofl:eek1
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-20-2010, 03:51 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,063
Posted By colinsonic
Leave Room

Leave yourself plenty of room, I know that it has saved me a few times. That little bit of extra time to react.

Go at your own pace, I ride in Los Angeles and split lanes, it has taught me that I...
Forum: Face plant 04-20-2010, 03:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,173
Posted By colinsonic
Whoa!

Do you do part time work for Cirque du Soleil?
That was amazing, it seriously looks like you planned it :huh

Glad to see you are okay, too bad the guy behind you didn't have the camera.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-16-2010, 10:49 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 15,380
Posted By colinsonic
Nicely Done

I saw this post too late to offer any advice, but it sounds like things went well. My take on it is, if you are happy with the price and you feel good about what you got, then you win.
In regards...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-07-2009, 07:58 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,016
Posted By colinsonic
Thanks for posting the link NtShiny. Definitely...

Thanks for posting the link NtShiny. Definitely worth the read. Also, I had no idea the U. S. Military Air Mobility Command has a Sport Bike Program, live and learn.

As far as HiVis goes, I...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-23-2009, 08:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,619
Posted By colinsonic
Architect / Contractor - I am up for any work...

Architect / Contractor - I am up for any work that may need help with. Let me know.
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2009, 07:38 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,872
Posted By colinsonic
THANKS !! That was great. :bow:bow The...

THANKS !!

That was great. :bow:bow

The photos are really nice and the story even better. :clap


I hope your knee feels better.
Forum: Ride reports 09-15-2009, 09:16 AM
Replies: 2,732
Views: 222,958
Posted By colinsonic
Glad to hear that Lu is okay. I have been...

Glad to hear that Lu is okay.

I have been lurking this site for a while and have to say I am so impressed by the amazing sense of community and support that everyone shares for each other. :clap...
Forum: Ride reports 09-10-2009, 10:20 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 59,907
Posted By colinsonic
This made my day. A truly great RR. It looked...

This made my day. A truly great RR. It looked like so much fun.
Keep up the amazing riding and RRs :clap

http://possu.smugmug.com/photos/628658732_AewPA-L.jpg

PS - I love the socks :eek1
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-04-2009, 11:18 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,836
Posted By colinsonic
:rofl

:rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-03-2009, 01:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 843
Posted By colinsonic
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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-01-2009, 09:30 AM
Replies: 784
Views: 101,671
Posted By colinsonic
I had wanted a bike since I was about 16, like...

I had wanted a bike since I was about 16, like others on here, I don't think I would be around to ride today if I had started then.
Fast forward about 15 years - My wife and I bought Aprilia...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-31-2009, 11:57 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,222
Posted By colinsonic
Truck Available

We had some clients who lost their house in Big Tujunga Canyon. They sent us some pictures this morning. Nothing left but a brick wall and the barbecue.
It looks like the whole mountain range is...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-24-2009, 08:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 434
Posted By colinsonic
Wicked Nice Bikes - Short Visit

Hello -

I had attended the Cafe Desmo event about 4 years ago, maybe 5, I had an Aprilia Scooter at the time. It was a much smaller affair last time I was there. I saw the post and thought I...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-21-2009, 09:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,702
Posted By colinsonic
Zip Locks - Nice

Having done more back country camping than riding, the one thing that was handy in many ways was zip lock bags. If you get some good hiking gear you can pack it down and stuff it into the zip lock...
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